INTERNATIONAL NEWS: NEC teams up on Malaysian centre

The NEC is working with a Malaysian group to build a new exhibition centre in the country.

The NEC is working with a Malaysian group to build a new exhibition centre in the country.

Malaysian Airports Holdings (MAH) was commissioned by its government to build the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) at the old airport site at Subang. The group visited the NEC earlier in the year and was said to be very impressed with its facilities.

'It was a great complement,' said Christina Nicholson, director of the NEC's worldwide division. 'We are helping MAH establish its business from all kinds of aspects. We hope to do some additional work at a later time.'

Details of the work between the two remains confidential but the project comes under the remit of the new NEC Worldwide division, which was formed on 1 September this year.

'We assist either existing venues to expand further or those which are being built now,' added Nicholson. 'We have done this kind of work on an ad hoc basis for about three to four years.'

Construction has started on the NECC, which is being built on the site of terminal one of the Sultan Abul Aziz Shah airport. It is due to be completed in June 2002.

The NECC will have more than 100,000 sq m of floor space and direct access to a Boeing 747 runway.




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